Anesthesiology CA-1 Success Guide

Preoperative

Topics include: Airway Exam, ASA Classification, Preoperative Cardiac Assessment, Algorithm, ASA Guidelines for Fasting, Pre-Induction Checklist, Premedication – Adult, FDA Anesthesia Apparatus, Checkout

Doctor Algarra in the sim lab

Intraoperative

Topics include: Difficult Airway Algorithm, Techniques for Difficult Intubation/Difficult Ventilation, Cormack-Lehane Laryngoscopy Grades, Hypoxia, Hypercarbia, Elevated PIP, Bronchospasm, Hypotension, Hypertension, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, Anaphylaxis, Hypothermia, Hyperthermia, Malignant Hyperthermia, Delayed Emergence, Venous Air Embolism, Nonthrombotic Embolism, LAST, Burn, Fluids, Transfusion Therapy, Acid/Base

Close up of an anesthesiologist in the O-R with others working in the background

Postoperative

Topics include: PONV, Respiratory and Airway Problems, Hypertension, Delayed Awakening, Other Specific Conditions (Hypovolemia, Bleeding, Sepsis, Myocardial Infarction, Arrhythmias, Drugs, Pulmonary Embolism, Congestive Heart Failure, Anaphylaxis, Aspiration, Upper Airway Obstruction/Stridor, Pneumothorax/Hemothorax, Pleural Effusion), PACU Discharge Criteria

Fellows and attending looking at a scan

Algorithms

Topics include: Adult Cardiac Arrest Algorithm – 2018 Update, Adult Cardiac Arrest Circular Algorithm, Emergency ACLS Medications, Immediate Post-Cardiac Arrest Algorithm, Acute Coronary Syndromes Algorithm, Bradycardia with a Pulse Algorithm, Tachycardia with a Pulse Algorithm, Suspected Stroke Algorithm, Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Algorithm, Neonatal Resuscitation Algorithm

Doctor Reust viewing monitors in the operating room

Drugs

Topics include: Common Drugs, Analgesics, Adrenergic Agonists and Vasopressors, Beta-blockers, Prophylactic Antibiotics

Anesthesiologist administering anesthesia drugs

Important Phone Numbers

Contact information for VA Attendings

  • Awoniyi, Caleb: 850-264-7337, 352-363-9301
  • Bauerfeind, Julia: 352-204-7434
  • Endredi, Jozsef: 352-639-0799, 813-731-7785
  • Goldstein, Chris: 352-325-1196
  • Hegland, Dustin: 352-359-3860
  • Soberon, Jose: 786-247-2749, office extension 10-3581
  • Sulek, Cheri: 352-359-5460
  • Urdaneta, Felipe: 352-246-3449, 352-413-5469

Other Important Numbers

  • North Tower AOD: 494-4990
  • South Tower AOD: 260-7638
  • HVN Tower AOD: 256-9151
  • APS: 494-1496
  • APS Fellow: 219-5453
  • Preop Phone: 260-8884
  • Trauma Phone: 494-4331
  • HVN OR charge nurse: 494-4892
  • NT OR charge nurse: 494-4891
  • ST OR charge nurse: 494-4890
  • NT Pre-Op: 682-7617
  • ST Pre-Op: 260-8884
  • Anesthesiology Education Office (AEO): 352-265-0077, Ext. 4

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